Feb 15, 2013 11:00pm EST
of stones. >> reporter: this is home to the u.s. national meteorite collection. some of these rocks are more than 4 billion years old. >> we're looking at a snapshot of the very beginnings of our solar system when we look at this type of rock. >> reporter: dr. bullock said the russian meteor likely came from the astroid belt between mars and jupiter. >> once in a while we get lucky. we get a piece of rock from the mars or the moon, but in this instance we think it's most likely it came from the astroid belt. >> reporter: not the astroid that just passed close to our world. that was predicted. the russian meteor came out of the blue. >> this came out of egypt. >> reporter: believe to have struck and killed a dog when it fell to earth in 1911. this meteor created a crater in arizona, one of the largest impacts on the planet and this wharton meteorite crashed through a doctor's office in virginia in january of 2010. >> this was the ceiling tile above the exam room where the meteor landed. >> reporter: today's event might have been rough for the russian people but vital for science.
Feb 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
sat down in the witness chair today being interrupted by protesters angry over his role in u.s. intelligence operations and the war on terror. while president obama's choice to head the cia is expected to win quick confirmation, his opponents made it clear they were determined to make this a very long day in that witness chair. right from the start confirmation hearing for john brennan to head the cia -- >> you are a threat to democracy when you assassinate suspects! >> >> reporter: interrupted by anti-war protesters who say u.s. drone strikes aimed at killing terrorists have killed too many innocent people. >> i speak for the mothers of the children in yemen, pakistan, somalia -- >> the outburst delayed the start of the hearing. >> all right. i'm going to ask that this room be cleared. will the capitol police please clear the room. >> with the demonstrators removed brennan went on to defend the u.s. drone program. >> the men and women of the cia are frequently asked to undertake challenging, perilless and controversial actions on behalf of the american people. >> later brenna